Drugs and the Registered Nurse: Reclaiming Your Career
Substance abuse by registered nurses and other health care personnel is a significant problem. The prevalence of substance abuse among nurses easily equals the prevalence of substance abuse in the general population, but the consequences substance abuse in health care are enormous and unique. Nurses must be able to understand the causes of substance abuse in their colleagues, they must be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse in fellow nurses, and they must be able to intervene effectively if it occurs.

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Author:Dana Bartlett RN, MSN
Course No:DRN072011
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Career and Self
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Substance Abuse

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of physical and mental impairment in co-workers and colleagues.
  • State two requirements for an RN to be eligible for the BRN Diversion Program
  • State two occurrences that make an RN ineligible for the BRN Diversion Program.
  • Describe the reporting protection as stated in the California Civil Code.


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